NOVEMBER 17, 2021
Miro opens Tokyo office for expansion in Japanese market, now totaling eleven hubs around the world
Miro expands global footprint to Japan, announces upcoming product localization and platform support as part of three-year Japanese strategy
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov 17, 2021 - Miro, the leading online collaborative whiteboard platform for distributed teams, today announced its newest hub opening in Tokyo, Japan, to better serve users, customers, and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. Miro now supports over 25M users around the globe and over 100,000 customer organizations, including 95% of the Fortune 100 and 50% of the TOPIX 100. Miro’s Tokyo hub will dedicate itself to local enterprise customers and bring over 100 jobs to the city in the next three years. In total, Miro now operates with more than 1,000 employees in 11 hubs around the world. The hypergrowth startup will continue building on its success by growing their team to over 1500 employees in the next six months.
“Miro’s expansion into Japan is an important milestone for our company,” said Andrey Khusid, co-founder and CEO of Miro. “We are now ten years into our journey and looking forward to supporting new business innovation for the millions of customers and users we have in Japan.”
Most recently, Miro hosted its third annual virtual user conference, Distributed, during which Chief Product Office Varun Parmar unveiled Miro Smart Meetings, a powerful set of tools to run more engaging, collaborative, and productive meetings. Purposefully built as an all-in-one meeting solution, Miro Smart Meetings helps meeting organizers build compelling content, lead activities, and keep attendees focused throughout the most popular meeting types, including design sprints, team building exercises, planning sessions, retrospectives, and more. Miro also announced easier diagramming, Clustering, Stickers, and Guest Role.
Miro’s entrance into Japan is a reflection of its deep commitment to understanding and solving the complex challenges that accompany a new era of hybrid work. Miro’s three-year growth objectives for Japan include serving 5M users and 10,000 customer organizations, including 95% of the TOPIX 100. The company also aims to build a thriving Japanese user community, including customers, partners, and experts, similar to what has successfully been established in the United States and Europe.
Miro is an online whiteboard platform for team collaboration. The platform’s infinite canvas enables teams to lead engaging workshops and meetings, design products, brainstorm ideas, and more. Miro was founded by Andrey Khusid and Oleg Shardin in 2011 as RealtimeBoard and rebranded as Miro in 2019. Miro is funded by ICONIQ Capital, Accel and notable angel investors including Bradley Horowitz, Bob Muglia, Oliver Pomel, and Des Traynor. To learn more, please visit www.miro.com.